Their father, Felix, was born in Nigeria; mother, Lillian, in Britain. Tiffany Porter’s American husband, Jeff, the special projects coordinator at the University of Michigan athletic department, raced in the 110m hurdles here; he did not make it out of the semifinals. Castlin and Ofili were neck and neck over the final hurdle and then Castlin found just enough for third. She said late Wednesday, referring to her family, “This wasn’t just a representation of me. The Nia Ali story, by itself, holds so many facets it is truly just remarkable. When elegantly run, to continue the music analogy, the sprint hurdles turns into something of a rhythmic dance.
Sally Pearson of Australia is the 2011 Daegu world champion and London 2012 gold medalist.
Pearson tore a hamstring in training in January; that followed a broken wrist she suffered in a gruesome fall in a 100m hurdles race at the 2015 Rome Diamond League meet.
Bolt said afterward, referring to de Grasse, “He was supposed to slow down. It’s a semifinal.’ “ “We were having fun,” de Grasse said.
“I just wanted to go out there and push him to his limits a bit.” — Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson, already the winner here of the women’s 100m, pulled the sprint double, winning the 200m in 21.78. American Tori Bowie, silver medalist in the 100, got bronze, 22.15.
women marked a significant first in Olympic history. 1-2-3’s: the 400 and 400 hurdles at the Beijing 2008 Games. Wednesday night thus made for the first medals sweep for American track and field women. To be sure, American women have gone 1-2-3 at previous editions of the Games — as far back as 1904 (again), in archery, and in other disciplines.
” Ali said when told of the historical significance.
In 2007, a week after she helped lead her Virginia Tech team at the ACC track and field championships, a gunman opened fire on campus, killing 32 people. I’m just happy to be in such a great family.” Ali, 27, came in third in Eugene, in 12..55. Tinsley, the London men’s 400m hurdles silver medalist, qualified for the 2016 U. team but didn’t make it out of Monday’s first round. One of the 25 siblings, Ameer Ali, plays professional basketball in Barcelona.
She dedicated her Olympic appearance to victims of gun violence. She is the two-time 60m world indoor champion, at the 2016 meet in Portland, Oregon, and in 2014 in Sopot, Poland. Seven years ago, Ali’s father died in a murder-suicide in Philadelphia. Ali’s Twitter handle is @it’s Pooda — the expression a college roommate would say when she saw Ali. A sister, Kalenna, used to be part of the hip-hop band Diddy-Dirty Money alongside none other than Puff Daddy.
The Prefontaine focus will be on the Americans who completed the first U. 1-2 Olympic finish with Tianna Bartoletta earning gold less than an inch ahead of Brittney Reese, the London gold medalist. soil since Joyner-Kersee’s American record 24-7 (7.49) in 1994.
Brittney Reese, 30, is the most accomplished jumper in the field. Despite earning her only silver in Rio, Reese finished the season ranked No. Her previous five (2009-13) marked the event’s first time a jumper had put up five consecutive No. Reese, an active Twitter user with the handle @Da LJBeast, was the favorite going into Rio, having won a third World Indoor gold in Portland and then her first Pre Classic in five attempts dating to 2009. She took the lead in round 5 in Rio at 23-3¼ (7.09), poised to become the first woman to successfully defend her Olympic crown.
Coming out for the final, Rollins blew a kiss to the crowd. The always fashion-forward Castlin, too, sporting a glittering bindi between her eyes.